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2015 NORTH AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS WINNER
2015 NEW APPLE BOOK AWARDS OFFICIAL SELECTION, YOUNG ADULT

Adrienna Vedica longs to build the creatures living in her imagination. One day, she hopes to sculpt them out of stone, creating great statues like those that guard the Celany village.

She doesn’t understand why everyone seems to disapprove.

It’
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Paperback, First, 338 pages
Published September 20th 2015 by Jupiter Gardens Press
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John
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
What's Good: A multi-layered story with lots of characters, an interesting magic system.

What's Bad: Being thrust into the middle of events with no real context for events and character dynamics and relationships. Things feel rushed because you don't really know what's going on and are always trying to catch up. Mostly because the history, culture, magical systems and powers of the Sidenah are never fully explained or explored. The reader is left to infer/guess at a lot of things. A good chunk of
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Whispering Stories
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
**I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review**

Adrienna has always dreamed of becoming a sculpture, but the people in her life and those around her have always disapproved of the idea.

Tishaan, who works for the high council, believes in her and offers to train her. But does her have an ulterior motive for doing so

"Rise of the Sidenah" is one of the most frustrating of books I have ever read. The foundation of the story is a great idea, however it has, in my opinion, bee
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Chere Hagopian
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this unique and action-packed fantasy tale! The universe of the story was quite unlike anything else I've read, and there were plot twists that I never saw coming. It was a fun read! Adrienna wants to be a sculptor more than anything, but most everyone in her life and society seems to frown on the idea. That's probably because she has a very special gift, although she doesn't know it at first. The one man who encourages her seems to have ulterior motives. And she has a very important tes ...more
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